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It's #HoneyBeeDay! 🐝 These pollinators make our favorite foods and flowers possible. Learn more about them in our link!
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It's a beautiful morning to launch the @nasa #TDRSM satellite! 🚀 Check out our story for more coverage of today's launch and behind-the-scenes extras.
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B is for...bioluminescence!The anglerfish isn’t the only ocean animal using bioluminescence to its advantage. Learn more about bioluminescence in our link! #OceansAtoZ
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Three paradise tanagers were added to our Upland Tropical Rain Forest! Learn more about these colorful birds in our link.
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Our Animal of the Week is the redtail catfish. These fish can grow to be 5 feet in length!
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We need satellites like #TDRSM to learn about our blue planet and the universe! 🚀🌎 Read more about our exploration connection in our link.
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"We all need somebody to lean on..." 🎶We're so thankful for the support from our member community, including the member who snapped this photo, Josh Peizer!
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We're on location this week with @NASA in Cape Canaveral, Florida! Follow along as we cover Friday's #TDRSM satellite launch! 🚀What does a satellite have to do with our ocean? A lot! Find out more in our link.
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Nature is full of wisdom for those who listen.✨
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It's #WorldLizardDay! To celebrate, our Animal of the Week is the bearded dragon! These lizards are called "bearded" because of their ability to flare out the skin in the throat region when threatened or territorial.
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Giant South American river turtles eat fruits, flowers, roots and aquatic plants! #TurtleTuesday 🐢
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ICYMI - Our Animal of the Week is the bearded dragon!
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B is for...bioluminescence!The anglerfish isn’t the only ocean animal using bioluminescence to its advantage. In an act of classic misdirection, brittle stars can detach one of their glowing arms to distract predators as they flee unseen. #OceansAtoZLearn more about bioluminescence in our link!✨
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The strike of a peacock mantis shrimp is so powerful it boils the water around its club! #FactFriday
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ICYMI - Our Animal of the Week is the skate!
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Peek-a-boo! 🙈@bravedragonfly snapped a great shot of our golden lion tamarins!
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It's back-to-school shopping time! 👕👗👖 We have some tips to fill your closet in sustainable style! Check them out in our link.
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Hey! Don't forget our Animal of the Week is the striped burrfish! 🐡
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Oysters have an important job. An adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day! Watch them in action in honor of #NationalOysterDay!
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A is for...anemone! A soft-bodied sea anemone looks delicate, but don’t be fooled. With a swirl of stinging tentacles, it's an unexpected predator. #OceansAtoZW,X,Y not learn more about anemones in our link!
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Already missing #SharkWeek? 🦈 We have you covered. Check out the prehistoric sharks that lived long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth in our link! 🌎
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Our Animal of the Week is the skate! Skates can bury themselves in the sand to avoid predators and many of them change color to camouflage themselves.
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Happy #NationalOysterDay! These bivalve mollusks are a naturally resilient species, but factors such as overharvesting, disease and pollution have reduced their populations in the Chesapeake Bay to less than 1 percent of historic levels. In addition to restoration of wild oyster populations, aquaculture—the farming of fish, shellfish and sea vegetables—is key for the future of these filter
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It's Membership Month! All month we're celebrating the generous support of our member community! This photo was snapped by Samantha Goldberg, a member from Alexandria, Virginia. Check out what members love about supporting our mission in our link!
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Today marks our 36th anniversary! 🎉 Thanks to our terrific staff, volunteers, members, donors and visitors who have been part of our history!
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Happy #TurtleTuesday from a Maryland favorite, the diamondback terrapin! 🐢
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Enjoy some #WednesdayWisdom from H.P. Lovecraft.
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Our Animal of the Week is the striped burrfish! These fish use their powerful beak-like jaws to eat small fish, barnacles, snails, crabs and clams. They have been observed swallowing hermit crabs whole—shell and all.
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Students from our Henry Hall program shared their love for the outdoors at Aquarium Falls during Camp Artscape! Meet Ana and Brieanna in our link!
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It's time to re-learn your alphabet! Keep your 👀 peeled for an exciting new project launching on Monday!
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The soft-bodied sea anemone may appear delicate, but don’t be fooled. This animal boasts unexpected predatory prowess. Its mouth is concealed in a swirl of toxic tentacles, awaiting their next meal. #OceansAtoZW,X,Y not learn more about anemones in our link!
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Wood turtles are rarely spotted far from flowing water! #TurtleTuesday 📸: @kdesmet_photography
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Sand tiger sharks may look menacing, but they're actually quite docile! In honor of #SharkWeek, we're sharing some surprising facts about this misunderstood species. Click the link in our profile to learn more!
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Sharks--they're just like us! Every shark at the Aquarium gets an annual checkup. Watch staff care for a nurse shark from our Shark Alley exhibit! #SharkWeek
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The swarm that floats together, stays together.📸: @kaitylnschum
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It's a fact that sharks come in all sizes, but there are many other misconceptions about sharks! We tackled a few shark myths in honor of #SharkWeek in our link. 🦈
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Ever wonder what we feed our blacktip reef sharks? Get an inside look at their dining habits in honor of #SharkWeek!
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Happy#SharkWeek! 🦈 Our Animals of the Week are the 11 species of shark that we have on exhibit! Stay tuned all week as we share what makes sharks totally jaw-some. 🦈
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ICYMI - Our Animal of the Week is the sunbittern!
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A green honeycreeper is now on exhibit in our Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit! Learn about these colorful birds in our link.
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Chris Blair, an aquarist in our Living Seashore exhibit, has loved the water, and the creatures that live there – especially sharks and rays – ever since he was a little kid! “The movie Jaws had a big influence in fueling my passion and yearning to want to learn and discover more about sharks, the ocean and the wonders that it holds. We know so little about the ocean, new wonders within it a
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Katie Webster, an aquarist who works with our giant Pacific octopus, has been fascinated by aquatic life since she was a child. “My family and I would take boat trips quite often during the summer and I loved exploring the water. While swimming in the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay, I was fascinated by any sudden movement I felt pass me by. I would search for that mysterious animal until my
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Meet senior aviculturist, Lindsay Jacks! Lindsay's advice to others wishing to pursue a career similar to hers is "...to be open-minded. I dreamed of being an elephant keeper, but landed my first internship with birds. Nine years later, I couldn't be happier!" Stay tuned as we continue to highlight our amazing keepers all week long for #NationalZookeeperWeek!
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Luna, the grey seal in our care, has gained 20 pounds and continues to improve! Read more about her rehabilitation in our link.
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Our celebration of #NationalZookeeperWeek continues with Aaron Pilnick!Aaron's interest in maintaining complex ecosystems first led him to pursue a career caring for corals as an aquarist. "I work with both the biology of these animals and the technology used to keep them thriving. Most importantly, doing this work at a public aquarium also allows me to help provide some of the to
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Happy #TurtleTuesday! 🐢The red-headed Amazon river turtle can be found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
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Happy #NationalZookeeperWeek! All week we'll highlight some of our great keepers. Meet Shawn Fauth, a senior aquarist in our Australia: Wild Extremes exhibit!Shawn told us about what led him to pursue his career: "I always had an interest in animals (especially fish), and knew that I wanted work with them. I started my current career path as an aquarist by completing an internship
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Our Animal of the Week is the sunbittern, one of the many birds found in our Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit!